History YMMV / ANewHope

7th Jan '17 7:19:08 PM Prinzenick
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* FightSceneFailure: The lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader is rather awkward to watch, even compared to the fights within in the other films of the trilogy and especially those of the prequels and ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It was a result of the original lightsaber props being very heavy to hold, yet so fragile that they were constantly broken. In-story, it's [[HandWaved handwaved]] as a combo of Obi Wan's advanced age and being out of practice, and Vader's clunky cyborg enhancements and injuries from their duel on [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Mustafar]] holding him back, in addition to realizing he didn't have to waste time going full throttle on Obi Wan.

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* FightSceneFailure: The lightsaber duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader is rather awkward to watch, even compared to the fights within in the other films of the trilogy and especially those of the prequels and ''Film/TheForceAwakens''. It was a result of the original lightsaber props being very heavy to hold, yet so fragile that they were constantly broken. In-story, it's [[HandWaved handwaved]] as a combo of Obi Wan's advanced age and being out of practice, and Vader's clunky cyborg enhancements and injuries from their duel on [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Mustafar]] holding him back, in addition to realizing Vader knowing he didn't have to waste time going full throttle on Obi Wan.
7th Jan '17 1:36:39 PM Premonition45
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** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Leia had several different hairstyles considered]] before her distinctive "cinnamon bun" hairdo was chosen, which included long blonde hair. Then, ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' revealed that Leia was twins with the blond Luke, which would've made that blonde hairdo appropriate.
2nd Jan '17 11:26:15 AM Premonition45
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** Creator/PeterCushing regretted the fact that [[spoiler:Tarkin dies]] because it meant that he couldn't come back in another ''Franchise/StarWars'' film. In ''Film/RogueOne'', Tarkin returned as a major figure, with Cushing recreated via digital technology.

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** Creator/PeterCushing enjoyed his role as Grand Moff Tarkin so much he regretted the fact that [[spoiler:Tarkin dies]] dies]], because it meant that he couldn't come back in another ''Franchise/StarWars'' film. In ''Film/RogueOne'', Tarkin returned as a major figure, with Cushing recreated via digital technology.technology, so he did come back after all.
1st Jan '17 3:43:23 PM Pren
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** A common refrain from people old enough to have seen the film upon its initial release is that it's simply not possible for anyone born afterwards to properly appreciate how much it changed ''everything'' about both movies and movie fandoms.
1st Jan '17 8:57:25 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Grand Moff Tarkin]] is a ruthless Imperial officer, and one of the Emperor's top agents. While in command of the Death Star, Tarkin had Princess Leia tortured and threatened to destroy Alderaan, Leia's homeworld, if she didn't give him the location of a Rebel base. When Leia gave him the information he wanted, Tarkin [[ILied destroyed]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom Alderaan]] anyway, killing billions of innocent people, solely to demonstrate the Death Star's power, then ordered Leia's execution. After discovering the location of the Rebel base, Tarkin attempted to destroy that planet as well.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Grand Moff Tarkin]] is a ruthless Imperial officer, and one of the Emperor's top agents. While in command of the Death Star, Tarkin had he has Princess Leia tortured and threatened to destroy Alderaan, Leia's homeworld, if she didn't give him the location of a Rebel base. When Leia gave him and, even after being provided with the information he wanted, Tarkin [[ILied destroyed]] forces her to witness [[EarthShatteringKaboom Alderaan]] anyway, the destruction of her homeworld of Alderaan]], killing billions of innocent people, solely to demonstrate the Death Star's power, then ordered Leia's execution. After discovering the location of the Rebel base, Tarkin attempted to destroy that planet as well.people.
31st Dec '16 1:35:42 PM omnicritic
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** Wedge Antilles (one of only surviving pilots of the Battle of Yavin) got a relatively minor amount of screen time, yet became popular enough to bring back in the rest of the series, helping lead the fight against the second Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. He was also going to have a FaceDeathWithDignity scene at the start of ''The Force Awakens'' until Denis Lawson declined to return and it was given to a new character.
** The Mos Eisley Cantina denizens. In the actual film they're basically set pieces instead characters, but they did their job in the narrative - giving the viewer an impression of just how diverse The Galaxy is - so well that most of them have [[AscendedExtra received extensive backstories]] in the ''Legends'' continuity.

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** Wedge Antilles (one of the only surviving pilots of the Battle of Yavin) got a relatively minor amount of screen time, yet became popular enough to bring back in the rest of the series, helping lead the fight against the second Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. He was also going to have a FaceDeathWithDignity scene at the start of ''The Force Awakens'' until Denis Lawson declined to return and it was given to a new character.
** The Mos Eisley Cantina denizens. In the actual film they're basically set pieces instead of characters, but they did their job in the narrative - giving the viewer an impression of just how diverse The Galaxy is - so well that most of them have [[AscendedExtra received extensive backstories]] in the ''Legends'' continuity.
28th Dec '16 4:17:38 PM Premonition45
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** Creator/PeterCushing regretted the fact that [[spoiler:Tarkin dies]] because it meant that he couldn't come back in another ''Franchise/StarWars'' film. In ''Film/RogueOne'', Tarkin returned as a major figure, with Cushing recreated via digital technology.
28th Dec '16 3:29:05 PM PuritanPhysicist
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** In her message to Obi-Wan, Leia reminds him, "you served my father during the Clone Wars." She doesn't know the half of it!
26th Dec '16 4:43:30 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** The ending of ''Rogue One'' reveals that [[spoiler:Leia knew full well her cover was blown when Vader boarded her ship, yet she still went through the whole song and dance anyway just for show.]]

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** The ending of ''Rogue One'' ''Film/RogueOne'' reveals that [[spoiler:Leia knew full well her cover was blown when Vader boarded her ship, yet she still went through the whole song and dance anyway just for show.]]
26th Dec '16 4:43:05 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** It's a bit painful to see that one tossed-off line in the opening crawl about the Death Star plans being stolen by a group of rebels, after ''Rogue One'' revealed just how much pain and effort went into that mission, and how high the cost was.

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** It's a bit painful to see that one tossed-off line in the opening crawl about the Death Star plans being stolen by a group of rebels, after ''Rogue One'' ''Film/RogueOne'' revealed just how much pain and effort went into that mission, and how high the cost was.was, including [[spoiler: the deaths of the entire team]].
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